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Poster: jglynn1.2 Date: Feb 26, 2009 2:24pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: mental buckets

I've always sort of liked Might as Well, It is a little weird that when you hear it the 10 million "might as Well"'s tend to stick in the brain.

Words by Robert Hunter; music by Jerry Garcia
Copyright Ice Nine Publishing; used by permission.

Great North Special, were you on board?
You can't find a ride like that no more
Night the chariot swung down low
Ninety nine children had a chance to go

One long party from front to end
Tune to the whistle going round the bend
No big hurry, what do you say?
Might as well travel the elegant way

Might as well, might as well
Might as well, might as well
Might as well, might as well
Might as well, might as well

Ragtime solid for twenty five miles
then slip over to the Cajun style
Bar car loaded with rhythm and blues
Rock and roll wailing in the old caboose

Long train running from coast to coast
bringing long the party where they need it the most
Whup on the boxcar, beat on the bell
Nothing else shaking so you might just as well

Might as well, might as well
Might as well, might as well
Might as well, might as well
Might as well, might as well

Never had such a good time
in my life before
I'd like to have it one time more
One good ride from start to end
I'd like to take that ride again
Again

Run out of track and I caught the plane
Back in the county with the blues again
Great North Special been on my mind
Might like to ride it just one more time

Might as well, might as well
Might as well, might as well
Might as well, might as well
Might as well, might as well

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Poster: cosmic charlie dupree Date: Feb 26, 2009 3:58pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: mental buckets

I agree... that repetitive chorus sure sticks with you.

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Poster: wineland Date: Feb 26, 2009 3:18pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: mental buckets

Is Might As Well about their train trip they took across Canada in 1970?

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Poster: Finster Baby Date: Feb 26, 2009 5:37pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: mental buckets

Is Might As Well about their train trip they took across Canada in 1970?

Absolutely
a trip that is fairly well documented in the Festival express video.

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Poster: wineland Date: Feb 27, 2009 7:17am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: mental buckets

Funny, I've sung along to the song many times, but never put it together. Festival Express was a great documentary.